Kano Kingmakers drags Ganduje to Court Over Creation of new Emirates

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The kingmakers of Kano Emirate have dragged Governor Abdullahi Ganduje to a state High Court challenging his decision to create four rival emirates in the state.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that Mr Ganduje on May 8 had created four additional emirates with First Class emirs in the state, a move that was alleged to have been carried out to whittle down the influence of Emir Sanusi.

However, the kingmakers, who are four in number, challenged the governor’s decision, saying Mr Ganduje’s action distorted the history of the emirate.

The kingmakers are: Madakin Kano, Yusuf Nabahani; Makaman Kano, Sarki Ibrahim; Sarkin Dawaki Maituta, Bello Abubakar and; Sarkin Bai, Mukhtar Adnan.

According to one of the reliefs they sought, the kingmakers lamented that giving effect to the purported law has distorted history, especially as it regards to the positions they are holding in the emirate.

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The top emirate council members further said their position is a heritage in trust for their respective clans of Jobawa, Sullubawa, Yolawa and Dambazawa.

On Friday, a Kano High Court sitting at Ungogo ordered the governor to maintain the status quo and take no further action regarding the presentation of letters of appointment and staffs of office to the new emirs.

But the governor, between Saturday and Sunday, presented appointment letters and staffs of office to the new emirs, saying he was unaware of the court order.

DAILY NIGERIAN reports that the emirs are Aminu Ado-Bayero, Bichi; Tafida Ila, Rano; Ibrahim Abdulkadir, Gaya and; Ibrahim Abubakar ll, Karaye.

Mr Anwar also said if time permits, the governor would proceed to either Gaya or Rano today to complete the presentation tomorrow (Monday).

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